Politico's Evan Thomas Contradicts Michelle Obama: 'You Can’t Count' on President 'To Make the Tough Decisions'

Michelle Obama said at a campaign stop in Philadelphia Wednesday, "When we need a leader to make the hard decisions to keep this country moving forward, you know you can count on my husband, your president."

On PBS's Inside Washington Friday, Politico's Evan Thomas surprisingly said, "That’s precisely wrong. You can’t count on him to make the tough decisions, and I think that most voters sense that" (video follows with transcript and commentary):


(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

MICHELLE OBAMA: When we need a leader to make the hard decisions to keep this country moving forward, you know you can count on my husband, your president.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

A few minutes later:

GORDON PETERSON, HOST: You know, Peter Hart’s polling shows that they’re not out there pounding on doors the way they were in 2008.

EVAN THOMAS, POLITICO: Well, I think their thought was that they could back into it because the Republicans are fools and Romney’s a bad candidate. That’s clearly not true according to the polls.

But what’s really true is we just heard the first lady say, “You know you can count on him to make the rough decisions, to make the tough decisions.” That’s precisely wrong. You can’t count on him to make the tough decisions, and I think that most voters sense that. That’s the problem.

This really has been a tough June for the President.

Imagine what's going to happen if the Supreme Court strikes down ObamaCare in the coming weeks.

Yikes.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.